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National system of poltical economy

Author List, Friedrich
Title National system of poltical economy
Imprint Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott
Date of Publication 1856
Language English
Notes Friedrich List (1789-1846) is recognized today as one of the most influential trade theorists. He is also one of the most severe critics of the classical school of economics. He denounced Adam Smith and his disciples and held that free trade was an ideal that could only be achieved in the distant future. Unlike Smith, who argued that a nation's wealth lay in its capacity for commercial interchange, List held that a nation's wealth lay in the development of its own economic and productive resources. This is a copy of the very scarce first edition in English, and the first English translation of List's magnum opus, originally published in German in 1841.
Shelfmark RB.s.2668
Acquired on 02/07/07
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